The new Virginia Beach Sports Center will place Virginia Beach among the top of national sports tourism destinations. The new event center will be capable of housing NCAA and World Indoor Track & Field Tournaments with seating for over 5,000 and will be the largest multi-purpose basketball/volleyball/wrestling indoor facility on the East Coast. The proposal with MEB, Hanbury, Clark Nexsen and Eastern Sports Management working in concert with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Works, Planning, Economic Development and the City Manager's office promises to place Virginia Beach at the top of every indoor tournament sponsor's list. The Center includes courts, indoor track, spectator seating, kitchen/cafeteria, camping, meeting rooms and exhibit areas along with an entry plaza/recreation area directly across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center in the heart of the resort.
The project is nearing design completion with ground-breaking scheduled for this Fall and Occupancy in Fall of 2020.